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 By Fifi Rodriguez    Games    July 16, 2020

Trivia Test: July 16, 2020

1. TELEVISION: In which 1980s-90s sitcom did a waitress named Carla Tortelli appear? 2. LITERATURE: What are the tree-like beings called in "The Lord of the Rings"? 3. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What is the rallying cry for the shape-changing Transformers?...

 
 By Lucie Winbourne    Games    July 16, 2020

Strange But True: July 16, 2020

* Sir Cecil Chubb, a wealthy and highly respected barrister, really raised the bar for birthday gifts when he purchased Stonehenge (yes, you read that right) for his wife after World War I. But was she suitably impressed? Apparently not -- what she...

 
 By Jana Mathia    Editorial    July 16, 2020

Mourning and comforting

When someone who has lived a long time dies, those who were close to them feel the loss, yet are able to look back on all that person has done and accomplished. When someone who is young dies, there i...

 

Danged if you do

I was surprised to find Mark Bordsen last week calling for President Trump to take charge of the COVID-19 shutdown and the countywide reopening from the shutdown. As I recall last April when Trump said he was going to use his federal powers to...

 

Hot spot

As of this Monday morning, it is estimated that in the United States there is one case of Covid-19 for every 100 Americans. This would seem correct for the location of the "Freedom Rodeo," which was held in the "hottest" (most cases being found...

 

Wake up

The news is totally composed primarily of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All sports events, fairs, livestock shows, rodeos, concerts and churches are being canceled for fear of getting this virus which only kills 1/2 of 1% of people infected by it...

 

Farm to fork kudos

First let me begin by thanking Pam Lewison for all of her hard work. It’s people like her that have helped our country remain strong during this unprecedented period in our nation’s history. After reading Lewison’s article “Waste” last...

 

Conned

Yes, You Have Been Conned. The media lies, the numbers do not. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Washington State has had 29,901 deaths in the first six months of 2019 and 29,528 deaths in the first six months of 2020. The coronavirus...

 

Covid death check

I’m referring to letter a to the Gazette, July 9, 2020 about blaming everything on President Trump. Subject: Covid 19 World Wide Deaths As of today, Sunday, July 12, 2020, I checked Google for the facts on Covid-19 worldwide. Whitman County...

 

Pet Peeves and Okeydokes

Pet Peeves Being turned away for mask exemptions due to medical complications. People who take out their frustrations about store policies on employees, especially the young adults. People who take it upon themselves to be mask police Okeydokes When...

 
 By Garth Meyer    News    July 16, 2020

Input invited for six-year county road plan

COLFAX – A public hearing will be held Monday, July 20, for an annual update to the county's six-year plan for roads and bridges. “If there's anything people want us to look at, we would like the...

 

Three injured near Rosalia

ROSALIA – Three people were injured and transported to area hospitals from a collision five miles south of Rosalia July 11. According to a WSP report, a 2000 Chevy Silverado driven by Lawrence Peringer, 19, Oakesdale, at 12:41 a.m. was traveling...

 

State counts 'probable' death

COLFAX – Whitman County has reached 53 positive COVID-19 cases. The Emergency Operations Center announced three more positive cases July 9 and one July 14. There have been 14 positive cases announced since the beginning of the month, 10 male, four...

 

June county housing sales up

WHITMAN COUNTY – Housing sales in June had an increase of almost 20 from the prior month. According to a report from the Whitman County Association of Realtors, 60 residential listings were sold with 52 pending. June was the month with the most...

 

Man pleads guilty to assault of a child

ST JOHN – Joshua Coniber, 40, St. John, pleaded guilty Friday to assault of a child in the third degree and assault fourth degree. Coniber was booked into jail here April 23, 2019, on probable charges of unlawful imprisonment and rape of a child...

 

Man found in women's stall booked

ROSALIA – A Moscow man was booked into the Whitman County Jail after allegedly taking a pickup truck and motorcycle before seeking warmth in the women's restroom at the Horn School Rest Area south of Rosalia. WSP Trooper Jim Retzer responded July...

 

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